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CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am EST
to unicef to provide education and trauma support for children and water and sanitation services. in cairo last week i called on other countries to increase their contribution to the relief effort which the u.n. has described as critically underfund. however, what is urgently needed is a political transition to new and legitimate leadership that reflects the will of the syrian people and that can end the violence and begin to rebuild the country is regional and international support. on the 13th of november, there was a major breakthrough in doha with the establishment of syrian and opposition forces which has been welcomed by many syrians. last friday i met the president and two of the vice presidents of the national coalition on their first visit to europe. i sought assurances from them in three areas. first, i urged them to commit themselves to gone -- build their political structures. second, i encouraged them to use the next friends of syria meeting -- which we hope will be held in morocco next month -- to set out a plan for syria's future in detail. >> and third, a clear commitment t
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
. walk around shubra and cairo or the poor parts of algiers, and you will see what i'm talking about. a person who drove us to the airport, someone we've known for many years in cairo, was in tears -- [speaking in native tongue] no work. no work for him, no work for his son, no work for his cousin. egypt is trying to get back onto its feet as these other countries are after dictators that failed and failed again. and then they got hit with the revolutionary economics that most countries get hit with. there was a great deal of hope amongst the people in egypt, tunisia and libya that their economies will get back on their feet after this. well, that's really not the way revolutions work historically. usually there are difficult times, and they last for a long time. almost all of these countries need great economic reforms and deep, long-lasting economic reforms. i've been trying to listen to what president morsi and others are saying about economic reforms, and all i hear is confused ideology. and what i've seen is nothing. no reform, no change, no action, and unemployment is getting w
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
it for the figure -- first time. last, as an overall lesson, as much as words matter, whether it's the cairo speech delivered in 2009 or your repeated and important declarations on prevention of iran's nuclear capabilities, actions matter most. don't mistake the former for the latter, and, today, i just have to step out of my role for a moment because as a historian, today's the anniversary of my favorite ever presidential statement on the middle east. sen -- seventy years ago, there was a middle east. just imagine a president saying this. praise be unto you in the name of the god the compassionate, the merciful, oh, ye muslims, may the blessings of god be upon you. it's a great day for you because, behold, we, the american, holy warriors arrived, come here to fight the great jihad of freedom. we have come to set you free. today is the 70th anniversary of the landing on north africa. imagining an american president praisihe great jihad of american freedom once again. [laughter] we don't remember that because words mean so much less than actions. all right. if those are three broad lessons, what are
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. as the overall less than whether the cairo speech he delivered in 2009 or your repeated declaration of prevention of iran nuclear capabilities to not mistake the former for the latter. today as a historian it is the anniversary of my her favorite ever presidential statement on the middle east 70 years ago today president franklin delano roosevelt issued the following statement to the people of the middle east imagine a president saying this. praise unto you the compassion and merciful. me the blessing of god be upon you. the great day for you because we the american and holy warriors have arrived. we have come here to fight the great jihad of freedom. we have come to set you free. today is the 70th anniversary of the landing on north africa so just imagine the president praising the american in jihad of freedom. [laughter] if those are three broad lessons witter the three most urgent find your agenda? because dealing with the rand generally, brain down a side quickly but prevent change the collapse of one or more at additional regime especially monarchies. morocco has figured out how did its surv
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
it is the cairo speech that you delivered in 2009 or your repeated and important declarations on prevention of iran's nuclear capabilities, actions matter most. don't mistake the former for the latter. and today i just have to step out of my role for a moment because as a historian today is the anniversary of my favorite ever presidential statement on the middle east. 70 years ago today, president franklin delano roosevelt issued the following statement for the people of the middle east. just imagine a president saying that. praise be to you and the name of god the passionate, the merciful. may god be upon you. this is a great day for you because behold a week, the american warriors have arrived. we have come here to fight the great jihad of freedom. we have come to set you free. today is the 70th anniversary of the landing on north africa and prisoner agreed jihad of american freedom once again but we don't remember that because words matter so much less than actions. if those are three broad lessons were the three most urgent issues on your agenda here won't repeat the words of my colleag
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
employee keeping the office open. and when something really big happens in cairo, when something really big happens in mexico city, in beijing, in hong kong, what you do is you ship in one of the star correspondents, or even an anchor. but the difference between covering the news, year after year after year in a country, maybe even learning the language, certainly getting to know the people, getting to know who the movers and shakers are, and what the political dynamic in that country is, that really is not happening much anymore. and parenthetically, what's happening in our business is also happening over in the intelligence field, at the cia. where quite literally -- >> i don't want to go too far there. we're -- i want to talk to you about the role of cable television. which you touched on before. in a recent interview with bill o'reilly of fox, you've derided ideological coverage of the news, bad for america, you said, making it difficult if not impossible for congress to reach across the aisle and find compromise. you also wrote an op-ed piece, this is not good for the republic. what do
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
thought that ran on the platform of transparency to reach out but i was then cairo with obama's and talking about new beginning everybody was impressed as a reporter was extremely frustrating tried to get my a phone call returned or the email answered it is a battle ever since we formed a of group for those trying to cover the white house trying to get attention from the administration it is very tough. now the president on the campaign trail it is very hard that was the case. cannot explain it contradicted we hope to would have happened but that was not the case. >> i think that was very confusing the first thing obama did let's go to egypt the arab media thought it would have better access to him. >> how does american media bias affect the middle east media? >> if you talk about fox news or "new york times". [laughter] my aspiration is to find the ultimate objective outlet but here in the united states you're frustrated to watch the daily news. will broadcast medium abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, fox, any thing with 9/11 or terrorism always guilty before you are proven innocent and rus
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
taking pictures of some big a dent in cairo? we knew he was taking that picture, and you knew that it was an objective look at was happening at that time. i don't have any feel for that at all today. i don't know who is taking the pictures or that they are even working for a network. number one, notice the number of times if you watch more than one newscast. notice the number of times that you will see precisely the same video. when it comes from overseas in large measure because the networks don't have their own reporters and camera people over there any more and they have bought it from the same single source. what is wrong after all with having a local reporter covering the event? she knows the people. let's say that local reporter is reporting from tehran and that local reporter knows that if he or she makes a nice step in what he or she reports they are going to be arrested and thrown in jail. that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen. finally, i find that there is absolutely no willingness on the part of the critics to believe that object to the team journ
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
think the last meeting that took place in cairo regarding syria i think was the first meeting after the elections, the american elections, and i think it was an interesting development this because you had a gulf states, and with europeans and with the united states, these are starting to say, all right, think of a strategy to help the addition of syria, and if the lip service is not good enough, they need help in a substantial way. arming is now on the table, de facto whether it's pronounced or not, and it's not a problem, the arabs do that. the saudis will not, the qat it ars, and nobody's talking about american troops on the ground there. this is one most important development and why is it your important? because it is really now in terms of how will it be taken forward with russia and china? will there be confrontation? the question that's going to be asked and needs to be asked is because strategy is needed is to go to the russians and say basically, now what do you want? the president is there for four more years, no more elections, what is it that you want? deliver what the
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